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I don't feel like starting a new thread for every movie I watched this weekend but I'd like to share anyway. Since this happens to me fairly often, I think I'll just use this thread to talk about any movies I see from now on. You can too, if you want.

This weekend I watched:

Little Miss Sunshine - This was really cute and funny. I liked.

L'Enfant - This was very gripping. The fact that I kept yelling "Kill the bastard!" to Sonia near the beginning but came to sympathize with Bruno by the end, indicates to me that the French are much better at developing deep characters than Americans.

The Departed - This was as good as I expected, given the all-star cast and how much I like gangster flicks. Plus, rarely does a gangster flick still inspire a "holy shit! I didn't see that coming" 10 minutes before the end.

Babel - I don't know what this was about, but it was very beautiful and tragic. I highly recommend it, but not if you're in a bad mood.
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I finally got around to watching Pan's Labyrinth. Clearly one of the best movies I've seen in a long time! Brilliant!
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Ah, cool. I don't think I'll get to see that in the theatre, but it's in my Netflix queue.
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Sou is a genius at finding free previews, so we've recently seen these:

Blades of Glory Your basic Will Ferrell movie, lots of slapstick comedy and improvised dialog. If you like Will Ferrell, you'll probably like this movie. I did.

The Illusionist Ed Norton is one of my favorite actors and besides the too predictable ending this was a great movie, well worth seeing.

Painted Veil Ed Norton again and alsmost as good as The Illusionist, a sad story, but again well worth seeing. Even with the horrible fake british accents :giggle:
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Also, I watched Casino Royale last week. I didn't expect to like it, quite honestly, but I did. A lot. Daniel Craig is an awesome Bond! :yup:
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The Departed - This was as good as I expected, given the all-star cast and how much I like gangster flicks. Plus, rarely does a gangster flick still inspire a "holy shit! I didn't see that coming" 10 minutes before the end.
I bought that in February and still haven't watched it. Maybe tonight. :yup:
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Grindhouse - Most fun I've had at the movies in a long time.

Blades of Glory - Hilarious.

The Prestige - It's magically delicious.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:12 PM
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I thought 'Notes on a Scandal' would be better. I like Cate Blanchett so that is why I rented it, but if I'd have known the story was centered around a mean old psycopathic lesbian and her obsessions I probably would have skipped it. Other than that it was alright i guess. lol.
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Sort of watched The Prestige--it was playing on a computer while I was in the same room--seemed ok, should probably watch the entire thing from start to finish before giving it any more of :1thumbup:/:1thumbdown: than that. Finally caught The 300 in the theater. Very violent, script played fast and loose with some of the historical elements, but I expected no less from a movie based on a graphic novel based on an earlier movie loosely based on Herodotus. It was about what I expected and I was entertained.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:37 PM
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We were going to go see a movie this weekend (Killer of Sheep. It's old.), but I was punished so I couldn't go.

However, I am going to take this opportunity to re-recommend Tears of the Black Tiger, which is being released on video in the US TOMORROW. (There is a version already out, but apparently, that one sucks. Wait for the tomorrow one.)
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I watched most of The Shootist and then fell asleep during Short Cuts on the weekend. The Shootist is John Wayne's last movie, also with James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, Harry Morgan, etc. JW plays this dying gunfighter with cancer. It's kind of corny, but I like it. I guess everybody's seen Short Cuts. I've seen it two or three times now.
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Here are some movies I have watched recently. All checked out of the library. :yup:

The Newton Boys - I had no idea what this movie was, but enjoyed it thoroughly. Very fun movie. :joecool: :joecool: :joecool: :joecool:

Angela's Ashes - Another true story. This guy had a hard life. I wasn't expecting to like it, but it was quite entertaining, very well made and acted. :joecool: :joecool: :joecool: :joecool:

There was another good one that I can't recall right now... :chin:
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Pan's Labyrinth
The Lives of Others
Grindhouse

All fantastic, 9+/10.
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I saw Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) recently, that was very good.
Also The Last King of Scotland, liked that one very much too

Oh, I saw Little Miss Sunshine too, but it's been a while. That was funneh.
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The Departed - This was as good as I expected, given the all-star cast and how much I like gangster flicks. Plus, rarely does a gangster flick still inspire a "holy shit! I didn't see that coming" 10 minutes before the end.
I bought that in February and still haven't watched it. Maybe tonight. :yup:
And so I did. Excellent movie with a great cast, as expected.
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The Departed - This was as good as I expected, given the all-star cast and how much I like gangster flicks. Plus, rarely does a gangster flick still inspire a "holy shit! I didn't see that coming" 10 minutes before the end.
I bought that in February and still haven't watched it. Maybe tonight. :yup:
If you haven't seen "The Fucking Short Version", then search for it on YouTube. I'd provide a link myself, but the YT is blocked here. You'll like it.

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I thought the Departed was good. and the Prestige as well.
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The Queen with Helen Mirren is very well done, and worth seeing, IMHO.

I cannot bring myself to see Blades of Glory just because it's a comedy and it's got Will Farrell in it, a most unfunny person since he quit doing the George Bush impression on Saturday Night Live.
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L'Enfant - This was very gripping. The fact that I kept yelling "Kill the bastard!" to Sonia near the beginning but came to sympathize with Bruno by the end, indicates to me that the French are much better at developing deep characters than Americans.
I watched this movies as one of my first netflix films and I did not enjoy it at all. Thinking about the couple's kitchen was the most interesting part of the movie for me.

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Babel - I don't know what this was about, but it was very beautiful and tragic. I highly recommend it, but not if you're in a bad mood.
I loved this movie, though.

Recently, I watched The Motorcycle Diaries and Crash, which are not new movies really, but I had not seen them. They were both very good, in my opinion.
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This weekend's movies were Stranger Than Fiction, The Good Shepard, and Rocky Balboa.

I highly recommend Rocky Balboa. It was very well done and was a good story. Stranger than fiction was quite entertaining. Interesting premise that was handled pretty well. Seemed to lose its way at one point, but overall a pleasent comedy.

I was disappointed by The Good Shepard. It was interesting, but very sluggish and doesn't connect a lot of the dots. (Maybe I just need to be spoon fed a plot or something, but I don't think it was me.)
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I saw Hot Fuzz yesterday - I recommend that anyone who wants to see it wait for the video. There's no rush.

I watched back to back cheesy horror flicks today, like House of the Dead II and Cabin Fever. Good times.
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Spiderman 3. Awesome, but some logical problems.
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Also, I watched Casino Royale last week. I didn't expect to like it, quite honestly, but I did. A lot. Daniel Craig is an awesome Bond! :yup:
Hear, hear. I expected to not hate it, but I didn't expect to be totally riveted by it, and by Craig in particular. I might have to watch it again today.
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Spiderman 3 (as mentioned elsewhere) and 28 Weeks Later this weekend. I thought 28 Weeks was great, but I preferred the prequel (28 Days Later).

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Big Nothing with Simon Pegg of "Shaun of the Dead" fame and Ross Geller from Friends. I mean, David Schwimmer from Friends.

It's not a bad movie but ... it's a missed opportunity. It could have been great but Pegg struggles playing an American in an American movie and Schwimmer can't seem to get out of his Ross Geller persona.

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